1. agdcmg7

    Relationships, kids, and struggles of medical school.

    Hello Future DOctors, I was just wondering how everyone is able to keep their relationships together at home with their spouse and kid(s). We moved out of state away from our extended family support system and it has been a rough year. We have one daughter, who has adjusted well, but the time...
  2. S

    Pregnancy during M3?

    Hello! I am a current 1st year medical student. Given that I am 27 and won't be done for at least another 7 years, I have been thinking about when I would like to have my first child. For 3rd and 4th year students, how doable is to be doing 3rd year rotations while pregnant? Ideally, it would be...
  3. Fishy fish

    Anxious Non-trad

    Just felt like letting out my mixed emotions here...I'm a non-trad student who will be starting med school at 27. I love everything about medicine and truly feel like it's the only career that will make me happy. I obviously thought hard about attending medical school before enrolling in my...
  4. T

    WAMC: What Are My Chances

    MOD NOTE: We are now going to have one thread for all of the inquiries for competitiveness, what are my chances, do I have a shot, can I get into ABC University, etc. Most of the other SDN forums have found success with having one thread, so we are going to adopt that going forward. 1. Please...
  5. Art2doc

    Husband refuses to let me go to med school

    Hi all, I’m new here. I recently received a very generous offer from my Stepdad to pay for medical school AND my mortgage for the duration. I am 37, married 10 years with two elementary-aged daughters. This is a very different career than my first one and will be a lot work (obviously). My...
  6. F

    (All Schools) Attendance Policies

    Hello! Let me preface this by saying that no, I am not planning to never go to class. ^_^ However, I have three young children, who obviously are my priority. I'm trying to look at this realistically, and know that there will be days that I need to be with my kids rather than be gone at school...
  7. J

    Any moms who have done/doing a neurology residency? Was/is it doable?

    Hello friendly folks of SDN, This is my first ever question here so pardon my errors if any. I am a mom of a 2 year old, IMG with EAD, who did a Master's in Clinical Neurology by research at Oxford,UK hoping to apply for a Neurology match. As I outlined above, my question is to moms/parents as...
  8. D

    Divorce during medical school/father of two children

    My wife decided she wanted to separate and work towards a divorce. We have two young children. Since she works from home, she will have main custody of the children. I'm about to start my my second year of medical school. I live completely off of student loans in Arizona. We are going to try...
  9. med-dad-78

    39-y.o. Early Childhood Teacher to MD/DO

    Hi. I was hoping anyone could give advice, what to do next, etc... I am a 39-year-old married white male with a 2-year-old and 3-year-old. I currently work about 60 hours a week as an elementary school teacher. My wife saw that I was burning out as a teacher and asked what I really wanted to...
  10. A

    Children with HL Rehab Aud Questions

    Hello, everyone! My name is Andrew, and I am an undergraduate Speech/Language Hearing Sciences student. This summer I am taking a Rehab Aud class, and I am writing a paper on children with hearing loss. I'm looking for professionals/pre-professionals who have worked with children with hearing...
  11. J

    Research initiative on children's mental health: Application for Ideas Lab closes on March 8th

    Research initiative on children's mental health: Application for Ideas Lab closes on March 8th Are you interested in contributing to novel, ground-breaking solutions in mental health of children? The Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft (LBG), an Austrian research organisation, are looking for open...
  12. N

    Overly Informative Situation: Question about Pregnancy in Medical School and Residency

    Disclaimer: I know I'm young, but I know what I want Okay, so...this is decision day, and I'm choosing between an 8-year BS/MD program (whose undergrad is at a little-known liberal arts college), and a prestigious undergrad (which is the only way I can consider another career), and I'm having...
  13. P

    Master, Ph.D., and life in between

    Hello. I'm an international student recently accepted to M.A. in Forensic Psychology at John Jay College. While I'm thrilled to begin studying there, I'm trying to understand what my life will consist of in the next few years, and would welcome a feedback from people who went through the...
  14. N

    Child and medical school

    I just got accepted to SGU for med school, but live in the states with my family. I have not accepted the offer yet because I feel terrible about leaving my 2 yr old behind. Anyone else been in similar situations pleas share some insight
  15. L

    Is pre-med the right choice if you have kids and a spouse?

    It was a long-lost childhood dream, but I'm not so sure if it's a practical choice. I've been through an emotional rollercoaster. I quit college in order to get out of my parents' home because I was abused, even though they were paying for my college. I just couldn't stand it anymore. It's been...
  16. indecisive.decisive

    When to have a child? Before PT school or after?

    My fiance and I have been talking about our game plan for our future. I will be graduating with my bachelor's this coming May 2016 and have already applied to a PT school and had the interview. I am very confident with my interview and my application but I do like having a plan. We discussed...